Netflix’s whimsical fantasy drama Sweet Tooth is currently enjoying a successful run on Netflix, holding the top spot on the streamer’s internal top ten as glowing word-of-mouth spreads.
Nevertheless, we’re still awaiting word on whether the show will return for a second season, with the streaming service making some controversial calls recently following the cancellation of Jupiter’s Legacy and GLOW.
Sweet Tooth does have the advantage of having A-list backers, with world-famous movie star Robert Downey Jr and his wife/business partner Susan Downey serving as executive producers on the project.
Season one charmed viewers with its post-apocalyptic fairytale following a young deer-boy searching for his family in a ravaged future America, but left many questions unanswered.
The Sweet Tooth ending featured a major cliffhanger that left the fate of Gus (Christian Convery) and his fellow hybrids hanging in the balance, with co-showrunner Beth Schwartz keen to continue the tale.
“We’re concentrating obviously on the launch for season one, but we definitely broke season one with the hope of future seasons,” she told RadioTimes.com.
Read on for everything we know about Netflix’s potential Sweet Tooth season two.
Sweet Tooth season 2 release date: When is it coming out?
No release date has been revealed for a second season of Sweet Tooth, but most scripted streaming dramas operate on a one-year production cycle (barring pandemic-related delays).
On that logic, RadioTimes.com predicts that – if it were to be granted a renewal from Netflix – Sweet Tooth season two would likely be available to stream in summer 2022.
We’ll update this page with information on whether Sweet Tooth has been renewed or cancelled as it comes in.
Sweet Tooth cast – season 2
If Sweet Tooth were to get a second season on Netflix, the main cast of the series would likely return for the next instalment, led by child star Christian Convery and Game of Thrones actor Nonso Anozie as Gus and Jepperd respectively.
Here’s a refresher on the full Sweet Tooth cast:
- Christian Convery (Gus)
- Nonso Anozie (Tommy Jepperd)
- Adeel Akhtar (Dr Aditya Singh)
- Stefania LaVie Owen (Bear)
- Dania Ramirez (Aimee)
- Will Forte (Gus’ father)
- Neil Sandilands (General Steven Abbot)
Sweet Tooth season 2 story
Sweet Tooth’s second season would need to pick up where the first left off, as Gus and his fellow hybrids fell into the clutches of the villainous General Abbot and scientist associate Dr Singh.
That’s seriously bad news as the unhinged military man wishes to dissect the children as he believes they hold the cure for the plague that has wiped out humanity somewhere in their DNA.
Meanwhile, Bear has finally managed to make contact Gus’ mother – long-thought to be dead – who is revealed to be exiled to Alaska, the very place where the sickness is thought to have originated.
As the mysteries of this apocalyptic pandemic continue to loom large, while the outcome of Jepperd and Aimee’s rescue is yet to be seen, there’s plenty for executive producer Susan Downey to explore in a potential season two.
“I think if we’re so lucky to get a season two, we definitely have ideas. But that is ultimately up to Netflix,” she told RadioTimes.com. “I think when you when you look at a story that you want to tell as a show, as opposed to a feature where it’s closed-ended, you want to feel that you could live on and on and that there’s definitely a lot of road that could be travelled.
“But you also want to focus when you’re doing a season, especially a first season, that it feels fulfilling in and of itself if that’s all that were to ever exist. So it’s that balance of telling a full story the first season, but knowing in the back of your minds like, this is so deep and so rich and there’s so much more you could do if given the opportunity.”
Any fans desperate to know what’s next could check out Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed graphic novels of the same name, which tells a slightly different story but could offer clues about storylines not yet adapted to the TV series.
Sweet Tooth season 2 trailer
We’re a bit early for any teaser footage, images or trailers for season two just yet – they haven’t even confirmed it, let alone filmed it – but check back here for updates in the coming months.